133% leap in children admitted to ER for marijuana, study finds
As attitudes about marijuana shift around the world, researchers are warning parents that it's risky to keep it around children, especially those who are too young to know what it is. The number of children who were admitted to emergency rooms for unintentional marijuana intoxication increased by 133% in France over an 11-year period, according to a new study. Read more.
Deadly salmonella outbreak expands to 19 states; some papaya brands recalled
Seven filthy food habits and how dirty they really are
Yum, who's hungry for a slice of cake loaded with bacteria? A chip dipped in both salsa and bacteria? Mmm, what about a piece of toast that just fell on the bacteria-covered floor? Read more.
Piece of dental braces removed from woman's intestine after 10 years
Brace yourself for this story: Ten years after her orthodontic braces were removed, a piece of dental wire was found stuck inside an Australian woman's small intestine. Read more.
Amusement parks linked to thousands of injuries in 2016, safety commission estimates
Emergency rooms saw an estimated 30,000 injuries linked to amusement parks in 2016, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. But experts warn that data about amusement park safety is limited, and regulations are inconsistent. Read more.
Jimmy Kimmel re-enters health care debate with update on infant son
Jimmy Kimmel tweeted an update and adorable photo of his baby son on Friday, more than two months after opening up about his newborn's health on his late-night talk show. Read more.
Calls to poison centers about supplements up 50%, especially among kids
Meghan McCain sends moving tribute to her father, her 'rock'
Meghan McCain, one of Sen. John McCain's seven children, posted a touching statement on Twitter on Wednesday night amid the news of her father's brain cancer diagnosis. Read more.
24 sickened in salmonella outbreak linked to laboratories in 16 states
Twenty-four people in 16 states were infected with a strain of salmonella from March through June in an outbreak linked to microbiology laboratories, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. Read more.
Sleep: How much sleep do you get?
This was the first of an interactive series that CNN Health started called "Parallels." I helped to gather facts and information and then wrote the text for this piece. Read more.
His son tried the experimental treatment Charlie Gard's parents want
An American father is speaking out about his child's experience with an experimental treatment the parents of Charlie Gard are fighting for their baby to access. Read more.
Tobacco use jumps 80% in top-grossing movies
In 2016, 41% of top-grossing US movies showed people using tobacco, according to a recent report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a decrease from the year before. Read more.
Sick baby prompts concern over placenta pills
The growing phenomenon of mothers eating their own placentas seems to have caused a baby to be infected with group B streptococcus, according to a new report detailing the case that was published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Read more.
Teens are still having sex, most use contraception
Hummus with pine nuts recalled over possible listeria contamination
Three brands of hummus produced by House of Thaller are being recalled for potential listeria contamination. All three brands -- Fresh Foods Market, Lantana and Marketside -- have pine nuts on top and come in 10-ounce packages. Read more.
Don't lose sleep over apnea, but treatment is crucial
Last week, actress Carrie Fisher's autopsy report contained a surprising detail: The Los Angeles medical examiner listed sleep apnea as a factor in the "Star Wars" actress' death. Read more.
Study links college students' grades to sleep schedules
Staying up late to cram for an early exam may not be doing college students any good, according to a new study focused on college students and their sleep patterns. Read more.
Tick-borne disease suspected in 2-year-old's death
A 2-year-old Indianapolis girl died Sunday of what doctors suspect is Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a disease spread by ticks. Read more.
'Miracle Baby' born without a nose dies
Just three months after his second birthday, Eli Thompson, an Alabama baby born without a nose, passed away. Read more.